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Rishard Matthews | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (227) / MIA
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Rishard Matthews caught all four of his targets for 69 yards in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Colts.
The targets marked a season-low, but Matthews made them count and topped 50 yards for the first time since Week 3 and third time all year. Matthews took a screen pass 27 yards inside the five-yard line but was unable to stay in bounds all the way to the end zone as he danced the sideline. Matthews will have breakout potential next week in a ripe matchup against the Browns. Oct 17 - 12:20 AM

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Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-6 targets for 34 yards in the Titans' Week 5 loss to the Dolphins.

Matthews couldn't rekindle the magic he showed with Matt Cassel last Week 17, when Matthews got loose for a 9/114/1 receiving line. Matthews badly needs Marcus Mariota (hamstring) to come back healthy for Week 6 against the Colts.
Oct 8 - 6:11 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-8 targets for 49 yards in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Texans.

Matthews was rolling in the first two quarters -- he nearly caught a 30-yard score but was tackled at the two-yard line -- only for the air to be zapped from Tennessee's balloon when Marcus Mariota left with a third-quarter hamstring strain. If Mariota can't play in Week 5 against the Dolphins, Matthews will be difficult to trust as more than a boom-bust WR3/4.
Oct 1 - 4:39 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 6-of-10 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 3 win over the Seahawks.

With Corey Davis (hamstring) sidelined, Matthews reverted to his 2016 form, posting new season highs across the board. His touchdown was a 55-yarder that came on a screen. The Seahawks jumped offsides, giving the Titans a free play. Marcus Mariota found Matthews, who weaved in and out of traffic as he followed his blockers to the end zone. With Davis expected to miss multiple games, Matthews will be in the WR3 conversation for next week's game against the Texans.
Sep 24 - 7:45 PM

Rishard Matthews pulled in three-of-five targets for 43 yards Sunday in the Titans’ Week 2 win over the Jaguars.

He made a couple nice catches late in the first half, including a 15-yard pickup on a play where he was drilled by Jags safety Barry Church. Matthews also set up a Ryan Succop field goal by beating A.J. Bouye for a 20-yard gain with 19 seconds left in the second quarter. He was targeted in the end zone on third-and-goal in the third quarter but Marcus Mariota put too much air on it. Matthews will draw a tough assignment next week when the Titans return home to play Seattle.
Sep 17 - 5:25 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 5-of-9 targets for 71 yards in the Titans' Week 1 loss to the Raiders.

Matthews led the Titans' receiver corps in yardage, but rookie Corey Davis had the most catches (six) and targets (10). Eric Decker also drew eight looks, making for a muddled situation. Just one of touchdown-scoring Matthews' targets came in the red zone, putting him behind Decker in that regard. Matthews is best treated as a WR4 as the Titans' targets totem pole works itself out.
Sep 10 - 5:25 PM

Rishard Matthews absorbed 3-of-5 targets for a team-high 54 yards Sunday in the Titans’ third preseason game.

Two of those catches came on play-action passes from Marcus Mariota. Matthews led the Titans in both receiving yards (945) and touchdowns (nine) a year ago, but will be hard-pressed to top those numbers in 2017 following the additions of Eric Decker and fifth overall pick Corey Davis.
Aug 27 - 4:44 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 9-of-13 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 17 win over the Texans.

It was a fitting end to a career campaign for a 27-year-old wideout who emerged as the Titans' No. 1 receiver as the year wore on. In the first season of a three-year, $15 million deal, Matthews posted new career highs across the board (65/945/9), and put himself on the map as a WR2 for 2017. Matthews is a playmaker with a nose for the end zone, and is catching passes from one of the league's best young quarterbacks in Marcus Mariota.
Jan 1 - 6:01 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-9 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

Rishard Matthews opened the scoring for Tennessee in the second quarter with a three-yard touchdown from Marcus Mariota, his eighth touchdown of the year. Matthews was not able to do much else with his targets against a tough pass defense, however, before Mariota left with a season-ending injury. With Matt Cassel under center next week, Matthews will not be an exciting DFS option.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 4-of-10 targets for 105 yards in the Titans' Week 15 win over the Chiefs.

The 10 looks were easily a team-high over Delanie Walker's seven. Matthews had a pair of really long gains, but lost a fumble at the five-yard line and into the end zone on one of them. The Chiefs recovered and returned it to around midfield. His second big catch came on a flea-flicker trick play. Matthews was running a bunch of his routes at Chiefs top CB Marcus Peters. He'll have another tough matchup against the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey in Week 16 but will be a fine WR3 play.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 1-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Broncos.

Predictably, Matthews got very little going against the Broncos' top pass defense. Marcus Mariota completed just six passes on the day. The two had a short touchdown called back on a penalty by Delanie Walker for setting a pick at the goal line, allowing Matthews to get wide open. Matthews will look to bounce back next week on the road in Arrowhead against CB Marcus Peters.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-7 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against Chicago.

Matthews got open deep for a 29-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. He saw more targets than Delanie Walker (4) and Tajae Sharpe (3) for the second straight week. Matthews has scored in touchdowns in four of his last five games. He'll have a shy-away matchup with Denver after Tennessee's Week 13 bye.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 06:11:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 9-of-13 targets for 122 yards in Week 11 against the Colts.

The yards and catches were both season highs. Matthews was held without a touchdown for this first time in three weeks, but finished ahead of Delanie Walker (6) and Tajae Sharpe (7) in targets. He made some nice catches in traffic and on third down. Matthews is a good bet to find the end-zone against Chicago in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-5 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 10 win over the Packers.

The score was Matthews' fourth in three games, and sixth of the season. He beat Micah Hyde 1-on-1 to house a 32-yarder. Matthews hasn't flashed much of a ceiling, but has established a legitimate WR3 floor.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 6-of-10 targets for 63 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' Week 9 loss to the Chargers.

Matthews stepped up in the red zone with Delanie Walker (groin) ailing, but Matthews has been doing that for awhile. He quietly now has five touchdowns over his last five games and is playing the most snaps in Tennessee's wide receiver corps. On a week to week basis, Matthews is the highest-floor fantasy commodity among Titans wideouts. He'll be a worthy WR3 in Week 10 against Green Bay.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
3Brandon Weeden
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3David Fluellen
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Rishard Matthews
2Corey Davis
3Taywan Taylor
WR21Eric Decker
2Eric Weems
3Darius Jennings
WR31Corey Davis
TE1Delanie Walker
2Phillip Supernaw
3Jonnu Smith
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Corey Levin
C1Ben Jones
2Brian Schwenke
RG1Josh Kline
2Corey Levin
RT1Jack Conklin
K1Ryan Succop